Our Signature Programs

Our programs help students catch-up academically and position them to be highly competitive.

Princeton Review SAT & PSAT Exam Prep

The PSAT and SAT are standardized college entrance examinations required by most colleges.

Both PSAT and SAT test scores are used for college admissions decisions and awarding merit based scholarships. Our program helps students study for these tests so they can achieve a higher score. Participating students also receive college planning guidance.

State of Michigan Assessment Prep

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) requires students to take several standardized assessment tests throughout their education aimed at evaluating their progress.

These tests include Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) and PSAT. Our program assists students in preparing for these tests to help them achieve higher scores. 

Parent Workshops and Resources

Classes and resources are available for parents and guardians of Saturday Scholar students.

Participators will hear from visiting college reps and guest speakers, learn about available scholarships, applying for financial aid, and college planning. Classes will also be provided for Early Learner parents in helping build reading, writing, and grammar skills.

Questions? Contact us to learn more.

Our team can be reached via phone/text 313-319-6705 or by email [email protected]

Why Enroll?

By enrolling in The Saturday Scholar, students are better equipped to overcome academic challenges, close learning gaps, and achieve their long-term educational goals.

  • Improved Academic Performance: Targeted tutoring in reading and math helps students improve their proficiency and achieve higher test scores.
  • College Readiness: Comprehensive college planning guidance equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to navigate the college admissions process successfully.
  • Personalized Instruction: Small group settings and flexible grouping ensure that each student receives individualized attention tailored to their specific needs.
  • Leadership and Character Development: The program fosters essential life skills such as leadership, resilience, and self-discipline, preparing students for future challenges.
  • Data-Driven Instruction: Regular assessments, including the Princeton Review PSAT and SAT practice tests, provide real-time performance data to tailor teaching strategies to individual student needs.
  • Community and Peer Support: Students benefit from a supportive community of peers and educators committed to their success!

What to Expect

  • No fees: Our programs are provided at no cost. We are financed by generous donors. If you’d like to support our work, make a tax-deductible donation today
  • Alignment: Our programs are carefully designed by experienced professional educators to align exactly with state and national exam and testing criteria. Learn more about our highly-qualified team here.
  • Technology: We make extensive use of the computer lab at the University Detroit-Mercy to facilitate personalized learning experiences. Practice exams are administered online and results are issued instantly. This supports individualized learning and helps students master concepts and prepare for the exam at their own pace.
  • Princeton Review Practice Exams: The program includes regular Princeton Review practice exams to help students prepare thoroughly for the real-life SAT. Practice exams provide students with a clear understanding of the test format, types of questions, and timing, reducing test anxiety and boosting confidence. The practice exams also allow us to track progress and tailor instruction to meet each student’s specific needs.
  • Attendance and Test Scores: Consistent attendance in our program is strongly correlated with significant improvements in test scores. Students who regularly attend sessions benefit from continuous, structured learning and reinforcement of concepts, leading to better performance on the SAT and other academic assessments. Our data shows that the more frequently students participate, the greater their academic gains.
  • Attendance Policy: Student cannot miss more than 3 classes per session in order to be in good standing and continue to be part of the program. Better attendance is strongly correlated with higher improvement in test scores. Having more than three absences could seriously jeopardize their academic achievement.
"I am delighted that enrolling my child in Saturday Scholar was one of the best decisions I've made thus far in his pre-college education. It has provided him the opportunity to close the education gap that children of lower-income backgrounds may face. My child has experienced tremendous growth in his PSAT scores as well as his self-confidence in his education and abilities. "
The Saturday Scholar
Ann B.
Parent of 8th Grader

Educators: Partner With Us!


Partnering with The Saturday Scholar program offers Superintendents and Heads of School an invaluable opportunity to enhance student outcomes without impacting their financials. By raising SAT scores and GPAs, improving proficiency, and ensuring students are college-ready, our program significantly boosts overall school performance. 

Title funds may be allocated to The Saturday Scholar under the category of instructional programming.

Our priority is academic proficiency for all students.


For Principals, collaboration with The Saturday Scholar means their students gain access to targeted academic support that directly raises SAT scores, GPAs, and proficiency levels. This partnership helps maintain high educational standards without affecting the school’s budget. 

By ensuring students become proficient, principals can demonstrate strong academic results, which can positively influence school ratings and reputation.

Counselors & Teachers

Our program provides essential college planning guidance and academic support. This collaboration helps students achieve higher SAT scores and GPAs, making them more competitive for college admissions.

Our program complements classroom instruction, providing additional resources and support to help students succeed.

Additionally, since our program requires no financial commitment from the school, counselors can focus on offering holistic support to students without worrying about budget constraints.

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